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Enjoy Faro

Faro is the capital of Algarve. Beach destination of choice, this cosmopolitan city stretches along one of the natural wonders of the region – the Ria Formosa Natural Park, an area of more than 60 km, formed by magnificent lagoons, dunes and beaches.
Come meet this special city and discover what Faro has to offer you. Know our suggestions:

Typical July:
30º C
86º F
Typical January:
10º C
50º F

What to see

Faro’s historic heritage is admirable! Get to know what you should visit:

São Pedro Church

Situated on the seafront, this medieval chapel was completely rebuilt in the 16th century when it was designated the main parish church.

Faro Municipal Museum

Partly destroyed by the English in 1536, it remains an architectural example of the beginnings of the Renaissance in the Algarve. The museum contains Roman and medieval archaeological finds as well as several art collections.

Roman Ruins of Milreu

These impressive Roman ruins near Estói form part of a third-century residence and include the main dwelling, a temple and the baths. The colorful mosaics with marine motifs highlight the association of Faro with the sea.

What to do

There are plenty of activities to choose from in Faro. See what you can do:

Night Life

Everywhere, terraces, discos, marinas, casinos, bars or restaurants exhibit bold environments capable of satisfying the most varied tastes.


Practice golf in the area’s excellent courses, enjoying the mild and sunny climate.

Sports and Adventure

Throughout the region there are excellent conditions so that, throughout the year, you can interact with the environment, through sports, in the healthy and intoxicating atmosphere of the Algarve.

Sun and Beach

Some of the most beautiful and welcoming beaches in the world are in Algarve. Here there are beaches for all tastes, mostly recognized with the European seal of the "Blue Flag".

What to taste

Faro’s gastronomy will amaze you with its great dishes. Find out what to taste:

Clams on the Cataplana

Clams cooked with potatoes and sliced onions, chorizo or other types of pork, peppers, tomatoes and herbs, such as coriander and parsley.

"Caldeirada à Algarvia"

Delicious stew of fish, clams and potatoes, cooked in a traditional stew of onions, tomatoes and peppers.


Corn popes with countless combinations like conquilles, clams, sardines, peas, shrimp.

Almond Cakes

The almond tree is the protagonist in the Algarve bakery. You have 'Dom Rodrigo', the 'Moragado' and dried figs stuffed with almonds!

Places to visit near Faro

This region is close to other destinations that you should include on your trip. Get to know them:

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